Monday, July 17, 2017

|By Simon Graham

Am not sure where others views stand on fly fishing with spoon flies! Would you regard it more as a lure than a fly?  Personally, if I can cast it with a fly rod and line….with ease! Then it’s a fly in my eyes.

The definition of a fly fishing fly is

“Fly Fishing is an angling method in which an artificial “fly" is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line. Artificial flies are constructed by fly tying in which furs, feathers & thread or any of very many other materials are tied onto a fishhook. Artificial flies may be constructed to represent all manner of potential freshwater & saltwater fish prey to include aquatic and terrestrial[sg1]  Insects, crustaceans, worms, baitfish, vegetation, flesh, spawn, small reptiles,  amphibians and even birds. 

The definition for a fishing lure is

“A fishing lure is a type of artificial fishing bait which is designed to attract a fish’s attention. Th...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tied up some Mylar spoons last night. Not sure how they will fish but am sure something wont be able to leave them alone.

I used Electric Yellow Funky fiber for the feelers. 30 lb Maxima mono for the eyes. I then attached a rattle on the underneath of the hook shank and the covered with15 mm Mylar tubing which I flattened once attached and then added a thin layer of BugBond UV Resin for rigidity. Total length 35 mm.

 The only difference with these was the use of Fluoro pink funky fiber for the feelers and thread at the tie off point. 

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The one great thing about fly fishing is that after a while nothing exists of the world but thoughts about fly fishing

- Norman Maclean -

     The charm of fly fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions and hope                                                - John Buchan -

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